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Henley-on-Thames, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 September 2016

This YHA is an absolute gem of a place. The setting is so beautiful and could not ask for a better place. The staff are as friendly as can be expected, where helpful, kind, and considerate. We traveled as a family of 3, me, my wife and our only child of 10. There where plenty of grounds around the YHA,...

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hi James, thanks for the great review! We're currently looking into mixing up our menus a bit so perhaps when you next visit! Hope to see you again soon!

lincolnshire,
Reviewed 21 August 2016

Me and my family have stayed in many official youth hostel. This is one is very good. Room was 8 out of 10 for cleanliness. I was in a bottom bunk and there was to pieces of chewing gum on the bottom of the top bunk but be ides that the room was fine. The public areas were clean enough....

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hi Timbog. Thanks for the review. Apologies about the breakfast, I've had a couple of comments on these lines so the whole team have under gone retraining in our breakfast standardss, so hopefully, if you visit us again it will change from the worst to the best!

Derbyshire
Reviewed 6 July 2016

I am a manager of a pre-school local to the YHA. We organised a sponsored walk to the YHA where we then settled in the grounds for a teddy bears picnic. Parents and myself visited the restaurant for refreshments, we were served promptly but was left waiting an extremely long time to receive our orders. When we approached the member...

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hi, I'm very sorry to hear about the experience you had at YHA National Forest. Please note that the member of staff has now left the organisation and the rest of the team have undergone customer service training. Please accept my apologies for the service you received and I hope this doesn't deter you from visiting us again.

Bridgnorth, United Kingdom
Reviewed 9 June 2016

We stopped here as a family of 4 in a family en-suite room. The room had 2 bunk beds and was very clean as was the bathroom. The facilities and grounds were excellent as were the staff. Ordering an adults meal you get a kids meal free which is well worth doing if the menu is to your liking. There...

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Hi Chris C, Thanks for the great review. Great to hear you enjoyed your stay! Hope you come back soon!

Selby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 1 June 2016 via mobile

Perfect location for a cheap get together in the middle of the country. Comfy beds, clean & tidy YHA. I wasn't expecting that ! More of a cheap hotel with cafe / bar / outside relaxing area🙂 and Plenty of outside space for teenagers to run around with a football

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Great to hear you had a good time! Hopefully you'll visit again!

Reviewed 31 May 2016

Had a fantastic one night at this Youth hostel. Usually bring family but travelling alone whilst on the way South to visit relations. Had an ensuite room, double bed. Everything clean and tidy. Good sized room too! Would definitely recommend to lone travellers, so much more friendly than a budget style hotel. Good food, lovely bar area. Will be back....

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Thanks for the great review, see you again soon!

Derby, United Kingdom
Reviewed 13 April 2016

Lovely informative evening with owls friendly staff who made sure all could handle these beautiful birds. Tea and coffee were given free of charge before the showing and much welcomed. Well done lads you did a great evening, we will be back with our grand-daughter who will just love it

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Great to hear you enjoyed our owls! See you again soon!

Reviewed 7 April 2016

We have stayed here at Easter for the past three years. Two families, with children aged 3, 5, 9 and 12. The rooms are perfect; clean with comfy beds. The self catering kitchen is well equipt and has never been too busy. Our children love the outside space and the cafe/bar mean it is possible to get a decent cup...

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Thank you for the review Ruth, hopefully we shall see you next Easter!

Worcester, United Kingdom
Reviewed 6 March 2016

This is a very clean and stylish hostel compared to others i have stayed in and although it might lack the charm of an older property it more than makes up for that in modern facilities and a feeling that its all still brand new! The open plan dining/bar/TV lounge is not completely to my taste as i would prefer...

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Thanks for the review, hope to see you again soon!

Nullagine, Australia
Reviewed 23 February 2016 via mobile

This hostel is the closest YHA to the Melbourne Village that Melbourne Australia got the name from. Relatively new and good size. I am most impressed by the young resident manager who is so good in multi tasking! He could cook us a full breakfast in the dining, help us book on going accommodation. However, the self catering kitchen needs...

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YHANationalForest, General Manager at YHA National Forest, responded to this review

Thanks for the review. We're currently looking into our kitchen and how we can alter it to make better use of its small space.

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  • Free Parking
  • Restaurant
  • Bar/Lounge
  • Free High Speed Internet ( WiFi )
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  • Non-Smoking Hotel
  • Wheelchair Access
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  • Kitchenette
  • Non-Smoking Rooms
  • Family Rooms
  • Accessible rooms
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  • Business Centre with Internet Access

Additional Information about YHA National Forest

Address: National Forest 48 Bath Lane | Moira, Swadlincote DE12 6BD, England
Region: United Kingdom > England > Derbyshire > Swadlincote
Price Range: $36 - $81 (Based on Average Rates for a Standard Room)
Hotel Class:4 star — YHA National Forest 4*
Number of rooms: 23
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“Most private rooms seemed to have bunk beds - check the beds in your chosen room”
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“we had rooms 22 onwards , very warm on 1st floor, boiler noise slightly loud”
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“all the rooms we had were the same sleeping 4 on bunk beds.”
 of 5 bubbles 592mattw, 14 Oct 2014 | Read review
“Bunk beds as part or all of the accommodation, so take that into account if not that 'sprightly'!!”
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